August 2018 – Gold Coast Office Market Small Suites Report
8 August, 2018 / Vanessa Rader and Renee Hughes / Download Research

After showing consistent declines in vacancy and reaching a new long term low last period, the Gold Coast office market has shown its first increase in the last two years, growing 140 basis points to 12.0%. A combination of increased in supply of 2,744sqm and a negative absorption rate of -4,260sqm for the six months to July 2018 compounded to result in this uptick which is represented by 56,520sqm. Despite this disappointing result, some markets highlighted their resilience and recorded...


August 2018 – Brisbane 5,000sqm+ Industrial Sales Market
7 August, 2018 / Vanessa Rader and Dan Costello / Download Research

The Brisbane Industrial market continues to yield good results. A positive impact has been felt across the leasing market given some improvement in occupancy levels; this has now resulted in a positive uplift in prime rents and reduced incentives. The urgency seen in the investment market in 2017 may have subsided, however capitalisation rates continue to remain compressed with prime averages of less than 7.00% recorded. Furthermore, it is also encouraging to see continued high enquiry levels and subsequent sale...


August 2018 – Toowoomba Industrial Overview
1 August, 2018 / Vanessa Rader and Brian Hodges / Download Research

The Toowoomba Industrial market has seen an uptick in sales activity over the 2017/2018 financial year which has brought an improvement in confidence to the market. The segment most active, being the smaller industrial unit market, which is popular to both buy and lease amongst a growing number of small businesses across the region. This asset type is also popular with local investors seeking a higher return compared to a traditional residential asset. Low cost of financing and uncertainty around...


2017/18 Financial Year Overview – Auction Insights
31 July, 2018 / Vanessa Rader / Download Research

This edition of Auction Insights looks at the overall performance of auctions across the Ray White Commercial network for the 2017/18 financial year. This period we saw 240 Auction campaigns brought to market across the network (similar to the 223 recorded in 2016/17). These auctions yielded a steady selling rate albeit slightly down on the prior two years, a sale rate of 76.25% was recorded during 2017/18 with a total volume of sales of $285.95 million. The total 2016/17 financial...


July 2018 – Bayside Commercial End of Financial Year Overview
27 July, 2018 / Vanessa Rader and Nathan Moore / Download Research

Interest in smaller commercial assets across the Bayside region continues into the June quarter as transactions for the 2017/2018 financial year hit $105.696million, representing a 37.67% increase on the prior year. Despite financial tightening by many banks, both small investors and owner occupiers continue to seek out commercial property as an alternative to residential in the sub-$1.5million price range which offer attractive yields or improved rental potential. Strong leasing activity across the region this year further highlights the attractiveness for...


July 2018 – Gold Coast Half Year Transaction Wrap
25 July, 2018 / Vanessa Rader / Download Research

During the first half of 2018, volumes have shown a significant uptick thanks to a number of high profile transactions. Gold Coast investment activity, represented over $667million during the first six months of 2018, well ahead of the $276million achieved in the same period of 2017. This uplift after two periods of declines is more aligned to the stand out result seen in the 1H 2015 where $715 million changed hands. While this number is still slightly down on this...


August 2018 – Central Western Sydney Industrial (sub 5,000sqm)
24 July, 2018 / Vanessa Rader and Sam Bechara / Download Research

The small industrial market in Central Western Sydney has been performing well over the past few years as rezoning has seen total industrial land stock decline and new supply being heavily demand led. Investment into smaller assets has also been high in the past three years due to the diversification. Many investors have moved away from traditional low yielding residential investment during a time of low interest rates. With buyers moving up the risk curve they have considered commercial assets...


July 2018 – Western Australia Commercial Investment Activity Financial Year Review
11 July, 2018 / Vanessa Rader and Russ Parham / Download Research

The Western Australian market has seen some improvements over the 2017/2018 financial year with rebound in the commodities market and continued demand from China holding up WA’s export earnings. Business investment is showing bright shoots with improvements emerging aided by the sustained low interest rate environment. This has assisted in increased confidence in commercial property markets, with improvements in sales volumes seen during this period highlighting this sentiment shift. Despite some upward movement in the unemployment rate, the labour market...


June 2018 – SEQ VACANT LAND
10 July, 2018 / Vanessa Rader and Tony Williams / Download Research

Ray White Commercial (QLD) is pleased to release the latest SEQ Vacant Land Market Report for the 2017 calendar year. This report provides an in-depth look at the South East Queensland vacant residential land market, and has been developed in order to provide the performance of the 2017 year in comparison against previous years for each of the ten local authorities across SEQ. This report can be read in conjunction with our region specific reports, with data being sourced from...


July 2018 – BRIEF: CRL and the transformation of Mount Eden
4 July, 2018 / Vanessa Rader and John Davies / Download Research

While the Auckland CBD is currently seeing massive disruption; the pain will be relatively short lived for the huge potential it will provide the city. The City Rail Link (CRL) is the largest infrastructure project ever to be undertaken in New Zealand and will improve access in and around the city and will see the reactivation and development opportunities along its route. The project is well underway and the full CRL is expected to be completed by early 2024 at...